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Semester Study Abroad

Mei Zhang (Study Abroad Student), Natalie Gibson (Tutor) and Rita Kumari (Specialist Print and Dye Technician and Associate Lecturer) in the Print and Dye Workshop discussing student work

On our Semester Study Abroad programme, study with other overseas students for 1 semester.



For each of our semester programmes, there are classes that are mandatory for all students, and these classes will automatically be assigned to you.

For certain programmes, let us know before you arrive which classes you are interested in taking, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

See below for the range of courses available.

If you or your home university have any specific requirements about what you need to study while you are in London, please contact us in advance of your arrival.

Hear from some of our Study Abroad lecturers


Students can join the semester programme for credit towards degrees at their home institutions. As a guide, each semester is worth 12 to 16 US credits, depending on the classes taken.

In order for your home institution to award external credit, please read the module descriptions on each programme’s web page before you travel to London, as these will give you and your advisor a clear idea about what you will study while you are here.

Please make sure your home institution will award external credit before you travel to London. The Study Abroad team can provide additional module information on request.


Our semester programmes are perfect for art, design and fashion majors, as well as liberal arts students with some experience in these areas. As most of the teaching on the programme is conducted separately from our full-time students, semester programmes can be shaped according to the needs, interests and requirements of the group with time for more student support and additional elements such as field trips and special events.

A fashion and culture trip to Paris is included in the fees for students enrolled on the London College of Fashion Semester at London College of Fashion. The Paris trip is cancelled for Spring 2021. Fees will be reduced accordingly.

Spring 2021

For Spring 2021 teaching and learning will be delivered through a blended model of on-campus and online activity.

Students can expect:

  • lectures online
  • workshops and other small group sessions in person, on campus
  • access to specialist facilities, libraries, learning zones on campus

The ratio of on-campus and online teaching, and the regulations for studio access will vary per course across UAL and will be communicated in more detail ahead of the course start date.

UAL is continuously reviewing the situation and continues to follow Public Health England and other government guidance. It is possible we will be required to move to online delivery, for all, or part of yor Study Abroad course.

Find out tips and advice on studying online.

For Spring 2021, we have introduced flexible booking terms in response to COVID-19. If you decide to cancel your place on the course, the deposit payment is now refundable until 6 weeks before the course start, subject to receiving your cancellation notice in writing. If we have to cancel the course our usual Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact us at if you have any queries.

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